Jennifer Lawrence and her Hunger Games costars turned the tables on the Smosh duo for a good cause
Lesson learned – you can’t fool Jennifer Lawrence.
Popular YouTube sketch comedy duo Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla) intended to trick Lawrence with an awkward interview to promote The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, but instead it was star herself who did the duping.
The Oscar-winning actress, 25, teamed up with co-stars Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth – plus young YouTuber Dylan Miceli-Nelson, who is battling Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – for the online series Prank It FWD.
Prank It FWD is a charity campaign that raises awareness for homelessness and poverty by donating $1 for every 1,000 video views or each share to the non-profit organization DoSomething.org.
In Smosh’s vision for the prank, Hecox would sit down to interview a bemused Lawrence while an off-screen Padilla fed him wacky questions through an ear piece. But unbeknownst to Smosh, Hutchinson, Hemsworth and Miceli-Nelson were also speaking to Lawrence – who looked thoroughly unimpressed by Hecox’s antics.
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When Hecox made bizarre requests of Lawrence, including shooting an apple off his head with a toy crossbow, the star feigned annoyance. Eventually, after Hecox repeatedly took his shoes on and off, Lawrence stormed out in faux-anger.
“Do you not feel like in a professional situation you should stay clothed?” she snapped at Hecox.
Soon after, Hemsworth and Hutcherson entered the set to question Hecox and Padilla’s interview techniques.
“It wasn’t funny, man,” Hutcherson snarled before Lawrence revealed the double-prank with Smosh super-fan Miceli-Nelson.
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But if anyone can graciously accept being the victim of a prank, it’s the Smosh guys.
“We thought we were pranking Jennifer Lawrence and BOY WERE WE WRONG,” Smosh wrote on Instagram of the hilarious clip, sharing a photo with the entire group.